Birth of the Blade (1951). The show opens with Jim Bowie riding home. He stops to drink at a pond and his horse suddenly becomes jittery. Jim soon discovers why when a bear emerges from the surrounding woods. He tries to shoo the bear away but when that fails, he is forced to shoot at the bear, but his flintlock misfires. The bear attacks and they wrestle. He tries to use his knife but it doesn’t affect the bear. Jim finally escapes by rolling down an embankment. The bear runs off. Jim retrieves his rifle which fires when he picks it up. He says: “What a fine dependable weapon,” and almost throws his rifle away but decides better of it.
January 23, 2012 Subject:
The Birth of The Blade
The Advventures of Jim Bowie.
Season 1, episode 1.
Original air date: 7 Septembrer 1956.
Cast: Scott Forbes (Jim Bowie), Walter Sande (Samuel Black), Helen Wallace (Mrs. Anne Black), Robert Foulk (Yancey), Francis McDonald (Dr. Hogue), Kem Dibbs Gypsy Joe), Jack Kruschen (louis) and John Laing (Narrator: uncredited).
It was the first televised episode of `The adventures of Jim Bowie`.
December 10, 2009 Subject:
Where Did Vintage Ever Get The Idea This Was A 1951 Series?....Jim Bowie Ran From 9-7-56 Thru 8-29-58....On A.B.C..Fridays At 8:00-8:30Pm...